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Re: [ARSCLIST] The Future of RECORD Collecting - an interesting documentary
Question: isn't "scratching" destructive to potentially out-of-print or valuable LPs? If
"scratching" is this "ricki-ricki-ricki" sound that one hears on, for instance, Run-DMC records,
then why does a "DJ" need to use a vintage disk to get this sound? Won't a cutout bin 10,000 Strings
record do just fine?
What's next -- "stretching" (whereby one takes an old master tape and mangles it so that it bounces
and weaves over the playback heads in a "rhythmic" fashion)? Or perhaps "grinding" (whereby one
throws old 78RPM records into a blender and uses the powder as part of their pyrotechnics display
for their DJ show since it's very clear that real music is not the point of these spectacles)?
-- Tom Fine
Interested in preserving out-of-print music whenver possible
PS-- Showing the on-going bizarre nature of modern "music," Blue Note put out a record where two
German "DJ's" play cuts from out-of-print Blue Note LPs (many of which should STAY out of print
because they're early 70's "smooth" jazz junk), processed to death through compressors and
bass-heavy equalization, into a digital chain to produce a two-CD set. I won't even ask why not just
make a good-quality remaster job from the master tapes, perhaps that's too simple and direct (and
perhaps this music only appeals to people who want to hear it processed to death).
----- Original Message -----
From: "phillip holmes" <insuranceman@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The Future of RECORD Collecting - an interesting documentary
It has some footage of "scratch-offs" or whatever they're called. There's a how-to section
explaining the basic repertoire of the DJ (the basic sounds you get from scratching), and how you
use two tables to get the bass track and break of one record and the tunes from another. It ain't
easy to do. Violin playing it's not, but there's more skill on display here than most rhythm
guitar players. It requires an inordinate amount of preparation (dozens of records in a queue,
post-it notes on the records showing where your break begins, etc..). Very fascinating.
I notice, too, that there is a DVD of bonus materials. What's on that?